Bruno Fernandes explains his goal celebrations
Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has provided a detailed explanation behind his goal celebrations.
The Portugal international has his own unique way of marking hitting the back of the net, which has had fans talking about the reasons behind his actions.
Although he is concerned the TV cameras do not always catch his celebration properly, it is all down to his young daughter, Maltide, who is piling the pressure on her free-scoring father.
“This is a long story!" he told us. "In Portugal, when I was playing, and I started my second season in Sporting, my daughter was growing up, you know.
“Sometimes, me and my wife, we talk with her and she started doing like this [puts his fingers in his ears] after she started doing this. And so, I picked this to celebrate the goals for her.
“I need to talk with Sky because, every time I did this, it never comes [out] so, all the time, when I call her after the game she tells me – you don’t do it!
"I need to send photos sometimes, look I do it!" he laughed. "You see?
“Now she knows every time I do that for her. In the beginning, she didn’t know but now she knows, every time, it’s for her. Now my wife is pregnant and, every time, my baby asks me now you need to score two times, and, against Brighton, I scored two goals and she tells me: 'You just scored two but now you need to score three - one for me, one for the baby boy when he comes and one for mum!'
“It will be difficult in the next few years, you know, I'll need to score more and more. I think it's better that I score four or five goals in a game and then I can have a rest for two or three games!”
Thankfully, Bruno is handling the demands from home rather well.
He is still unbeaten in all of his Premier League games for United (14) and has hit the net 10 times in all competitions, with eight of those coming in the league.
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